Temple Bar in Dublin is probably the most touristic place in Ireland. It’s full of famous pubs, music venues and film industry hot spots etc, so if you are visiting Dublin you will probably end up here anyway. It’s very busy and sometimes can be quite messy with many unutilised back alleys that pubs often use for beer-keg storing. This is why a few local artists from The Icon Factory decided to use that space to show visiting people ‘why Irish are Irish’.
The key to understanding this enigma is of course the vivid and full-bodied Irish culture. From a passion for sport through live music in every corner of Irish life to fashion, poetry and storytelling that would go over all the above again and again, printing itself in the memory of your visit.
It’s a lovely walk through these back alleys with colourful paintings and drawings revealing Irish icons painted by many local artists associated with The Icon Factory, allowing you to sample the history of Irish culture and hopefully develop an appetite for more.